Thinking outside the box. That is what Georges Cuvier did in the 18th century. His innovative method of comparative anatomy made possible to decode fossil mysteries, such as the Megatherium, and to know their evolutionary histories. He was a pioneer in introducing the idea of extinction, challenging previous beliefs and paving the way for evolutionary ideas.
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